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SHELLS(5)                  Linux Programmer's Manual                 SHELLS(5)



NAME
       shells - pathnames of valid login(1,3,5) shells

DESCRIPTION
       /etc/shells  is  a text file(1,n) which contains the full pathnames of valid
       login(1,3,5) shells.  This file(1,n) is consulted by chsh(1) and  available  to  be
       queried by other programs.

       Be aware that there are programs which consult this file(1,n) to find out if(3,n)
       a user is a normal  user.  E.g.:  ftp  daemons  traditionally  disallow
       access(2,5) to users(1,5) with shells not included in(1,8) this file.

EXAMPLES
       /etc/shells may contain the following paths:

              /bin/sh
              /bin/csh

FILES
       /etc/shells

SEE ALSO
       chsh(1), getusershell(3)



                                  1993-11-21                         SHELLS(5)

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